I know we're all about girly giddiness here on SMP. Gorgeousness, Fabulousness and Insanely Chic are among our very favorite words. But this time, I am desperately searching for a way to tell you how much I really do love this shoot. I want to literally DIVE into the dessert table head first, want to lounge around at the dinner table for hours, drinking impossible amounts of wine. I want to move right on into this shoot, to set up shop and never leave. Designed by the insanely talented (there I go again) Heather Waraksa and Xochitl of Always a Bridesmaid with flowers by the beloved Brooklyn based shop, Saipua...this shoot is heaven, right here on earth. And did we mention that there is SO much more to see? Click here!
From Heather Waraksa...When Xochitl, from Always a Bridesmaid, and I met, we knew that the venue was key. We thought 632 on Hudson would be the perfect backdrop to the story. We imagined our couple were worldly, long distance lovers who kept in touch with lengthy love letters. We just loved this sense of longing. We also liked the idea of them being "serendipidous and a little sentimental". For the shoot, we wanted to capture several model scenes... A boudoir look (which I love shooting before the bride gets into her dress), wedding look (feminine but not princessy) and an after party look. We imagined an intimate gathering for the wedding with a late lunch following and a dessert table.
Other ideas that we infused included classic literature with personalized book plates for favors, personalized "Love Postion" cocktails and the fabulous guest bags with the " To Have and To Hold" icon by Melangerie NYC. For entertainment, we imagined shadow puppets (click thru the gallery to see) that would tell their love story as guests were waiting for the ceremony to begin and a music box that would play as the bride walked down the aisle. Very fairytale chic.
Photography: Heather Waraksa / Flowers: Saipua / Event Design/Planning: Always a Bridesmaid / Venue: 632 on Hudson / Stationery Design: Regas New York / Cakes and Desserts: Nine Cakes / Props, Linens and Unique Rentals: Props for Today / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Guest Bags: To Have and to Hold Tote: Melangerie NYC / Model: Giulia at MC2 Model Management / Hair: Stacy Pitt / Make-up: Sally Duvall / Boudoir: Pants from Doucette Duvall, Accessories and Vintage Jacket from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Wedding Look: Dress and Hairpiece by Alisa Benay, Veil by Malis-Henderson, Handbag by Amanda Pearl, Shoes by Aruna Seth from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Party: Dress by Anne Bowen , Accessories from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon